Backward Chaining

A teaching technique in which the learner is taught the last step of a skill first then work back until all steps are done independently. For example, it takes five steps for a child to perform a skill. The instructor will provide the child with maximum support from Step 1 through Step 4 with prompts faded in Step 5 until an acceptable level of performance is observed.  After learning Step 5, Step 4 is targeted to be taught and so on and so forth.